Chapter on Collaboration and Force Restructure

  • Mark Roycroft


The structure of the UK police has changed considerably since Reiner ’s book of 1991. We have the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Police Scotland and Strategic Alliances, collaboration and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). The shape, scope and size of the police service was mentioned by all interviewees with input from the Scottish and Northern Irish Forces. Chief Constable 16 was concerned that ‘We (the Police) are in a strange in between place at the moment, our resilience is stretched between Party Politics, county politics, professional skills and austerity.’


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Roycroft
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  1. 1.University of East LondonStratfordUnited Kingdom

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